Summer Internships

Internships are a great way to get experience outside of school in the real world. There are many positives to working after school or during the summer.

  • Get the chance to identify what you like doing
  • Acquire work experience
  • Build new skills
  • Gain an introduction to a field of interest
  • Identify a potential academic path to pursue
  • Confirm your interest before you make a long term commitment
  • Earn money, if it’s a paid internship

Internships are available through many sources including government agencies, private companies, non-profits and cultural organizations to name a few. Internships may be available after school during the school year or during the summer months. Before you begin your search, think about your schedule and whether you really have the time to devote to another commitment during the school year. If not, limit your search to summer internships. Here are some helpful tips on how to begin your search:

  • Think about what you’re interested in
  • Talk to your guidance counselor about resources to help you with your search
  • Ask your teachers, coaches, family and friends for leads
  • Look online and use social media such as LinkedIn to identify opportunities

Once you’ve found internships looking for high school students like you, think about how you’ll present yourself.

  • Create your elevator pitch to introduce yourself by preparing a short description about who you are
  • Share your goal(s) and objective(s)
  • Mention any skills you have that are aligned with the opportunity
  • Be persuasive
  • Share something special about yourself and why you would add value

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